Yukon River Chinook Salmon Project
NOAA, Alaska DF&G, the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, and local fishermen have studied Chinook salmon together for years. When the pandemic shut down these efforts, local communities started a citizen science project to fill the gap.
2020 Gulf of Alaska Ecosystems Status Report
This video highlights conditions in the Gulf of Alaska in 2020. The marine environment returned to more average sea surface temperatures after heatwave conditions in 2019. Food availability has improved, but some species are still being impacted.
UAS Surveys of Northern Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island
In the summer of 2019, NOAA scientists counted fur seal pups on Bogoslof Island, an active volcano that last erupted in August, 2017. The team tested a new method using an UAS, which could revolutionize the way population abundance is estimated.
A History of Federal Marine Fisheries Research in Alaska
A 30 second teaser video, designed for social media, to promote the release of an eBook presenting historical timelines, accounts, and events that have shaped the evolution of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and fisheries research in Alaska.
Alaska's Pollock Fishery: A Model of Sustainability
Alaska pollock is the second largest fishery in the world and the biggest in the United States by volume. It’s worth an estimated $1.9 billion, supporting nearly 30,000 U.S. jobs. It’s also recognized worldwide for being well-managed and sustainable.
Humpback Whale Disentanglements in Alaska
Watch efforts to disentangle two humpback whales in Alaska, and what to do if you see an entangled whale in Alaska.
Bob Foy: Science and Research Director for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Bob Foy giving an overview of his work as the director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.
Tyonek: One Year Later
One year ago, a four-week-old male beluga whale stranded on a mudflat near Trading Bay in Cook Inlet, Alaska. He is part of an endangered population of beluga whales. A year after his rescue, he is thriving at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Science and Stewardship: Keys to Restoring Kachemak Bay
In Alaska, Kachemak Bay is a sentinel site for the Gulf of Alaska, and one of NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, bringing together science, shellfish restoration and the community to better understand and address challenges from changing conditions.
Steller Sea Lions: Citizen Science at Work
You can help scientists identify photos of marked Steller sea lions in the Aleutian Islands - go to https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sweenkl/steller-watch. NOAA Scientists are tracking this endangered population western Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
NOAA’s Teacher at Sea, Mary Cook: Making an Impact
Educators selected for NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program gain real-world research experience working at-sea with NOAA scientists. This is one story about how a teacher shared her experience with her students and made a significant impact.
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